"The Tour of Gratuitous Hills and Secret Passages."
With rain likely to cancel, let's stay somewhat local this week. In case it looks dry enough to launch, this will give us options to bail along the way, should the weather change for the worse. And if you've been thinking about doing an HRU ride, this is a good way to test the waters. We really never get all that far from the start - circling the drain as I like to say.
We will start at Shoup and work our way down near the old Chain Reaction test loop (near Foothill and 280), and zig and zag our way across the Los Altos and Palo Alto hills, working our way over to Central Portola Valley, for a tour through the Westridge area, before heading back to Shoup.
First water and bathrooms will be 26 miles in at Arastradero Preserve. Bring food to eat along the way, or buy lunch about 28 miles in at Roberts off Alpine Rd.
- No attendance will be taken. Instead, email your name and estimated start time.
- Please keep riding groups at fewer than 15-20 riders
- All riders must be WWBC Members
- As with all WWBC rides, face masks are mandatory for everyone at ride start and at regroups
Ride Leader - Steve Rempel
Cue Sheet >
Weather Forecast >
NOTE: To manage group sizes, club rides are currently open to Western Wheelers members only. Learn about becoming a member >
Review Guidelines for joining Club Rides >
Do not join club rides if you are sick (cough, sore throat, fever, loss of smell). All riders must have a face covering (mask, bandana, neck gaiter/buff or other without vent) to be worn at the start of each ride and whenever stopped (eg during regroups). Riders must maintain a safe distance (minimum six feet) from each other. No drafting, pace lines, spitting or blowing noses into the air during rides.
There is risk in all gatherings, since people without symptoms can transmit COVID-19. Participation in club rides is voluntary. Members assume the full and complete risk that is associated with exposure to and infection by COVID-19 during such participation. Please note that in the event Western Wheelers is asked by the department of public health for a list of riders participating in any club ride for purposes of Covid-19 exposure tracing, Western Wheelers will comply with such requests.